Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How Much Exercise Prevents Weight Gain?

Tonight, I catching up on a little reading. I like to see what had made the popular press, and what hasn't. How Much Exercise Prevents Weight Gain was an article in the New York Times posted online.

It seems Harvard researchers have set our to determine exactly how much exercise it will take for 'midlife' women(women in their 50s) to not gain weight. Their data presents that an hour of moderate activity such as brisk walking, playing with children,etc a day can prevent women of normal weight(BMI of under 25)from gaining more than five pounds over a three year period.

Interestingly, they found that women who were overweight and got the same amount of exercise were not able to avoid gaining weight.

So, in my opinion, this means we need to concentrate on eating well and exercising to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This isn't NEW news... is it?


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